1.a source of difficulty"one trouble after another delayed the job" "what's the problem?"
2.a question raised for consideration or solution"our homework consisted of ten problems to solve"
3.a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved"she and her husband are having problems" "it is always a job to contact him" "urban problems such as traffic congestion and smog"
ProblemProb"lem (?), n. [F. problème, L. problema, fr. Gr. � anything thrown forward, a question proposed for solution, fr. � to throw or lay before; � before, forward + � to throw. Cf. Parable. ]
1. A question proposed for solution; a matter stated for examination or proof; hence, a matter difficult of solution or settlement; a doubtful case; a question involving doubt. Bacon.
2. (Math.) Anything which is required to be done; as, in geometry, to bisect a line, to draw a perpendicular; or, in algebra, to find an unknown quantity.
☞ Problem differs from theorem in this, that a problem is something to be done, as to bisect a triangle, to describe a circle, etc.; a theorem is something to be proved, as that all the angles of a triangle are equal to two right angles.
Plane problem (Geom.), a problem that can be solved by the use of the rule and compass. -- Solid problem (Geom.), a problem requiring in its geometric solution the use of a conic section or higher curve.
Curriculum, Problem-Based • Feeding problem NOS • Feeding problem of newborn, unspecified • Medical Record, Problem-Oriented • Medical Records, Problem Oriented • Medical Records, Problem-Oriented • Problem Formulation • Problem Solving • Problem related to care-provider dependency, unspecified • Problem related to education and literacy, unspecified • Problem related to housing and economic circumstances, unspecified • Problem related to life-management difficulty, unspecified • Problem related to lifestyle, unspecified • Problem related to physical environment, unspecified • Problem related to primary support group, unspecified • Problem related to social environment, unspecified • Problem related to unspecified psychosocial circumstances • Problem related to upbringing, unspecified • Problem was normal state • Problem-Based Curricula • Problem-Based Learning • Problem-Oriented Medical Records • Record, Problem-Oriented Medical • Records, Problem-Oriented Medical • Unspecified problem related to medical facilities and other health care • balance-of-payments problem • basic problem • have a drink problem • health problem • homework problem • key problem • main problem • no problem • no problem at all • problem child • problem oriented language • problem solver • problem solving • problem-oriented language • race problem • social problem • three points problem • urban problem
chose apprise ou à apprendre (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
formation de qqn (fr)[Classe]
sujet (ce dont il s'agit) (fr)[Classe]
jeu d'échecs (fr)[Thème]
(bridge player; hand)[Thème]
exercice permettant l'apprentissage (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
jeu d'échecs (fr)[termes liés]
(bridge player; hand)[termes liés]
inconvenience - problem, trouble - annoyance, arse, arsehole, arse-licker, ass, bastard, bother, botheration, brownnose, coarse, cock, cock up, crap, cunt, darkie, dick, fanny, fart, flashy wog, fuck, fuck up, hawk, infliction, Negro girl, pain, pain in the arse, pain in the ass, pain in the neck, piccaninny, piss, prick, puke, screw, shit, shitty, sod, wog - bother, fuss, hassle, trouble - annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation - incommodiousness, inconvenience[Dérivé]
chose désordonnée (fr)[ClasseParExt.]
noms d'événements (fr)[Classe...]
(double entendre; ambiguity)[Thème]
(endanger; jeopardize; jeopardise; menace; threaten; imperil; expose to danger), (distress; danger; hazard; jeopardy; peril; risk; endangerment), (endanger; jeopardize; jeopardise; menace; threaten; imperil; expose to danger)[Caract.]
(double entendre; ambiguity)[Caract.]
subject, theme, topic[Hyper.]
muck-up; problem; mess; muddle; tangle[ClasseHyper.]
état embrouillé (fr)[Classe]
uncertain; iffy; unsure[Classe]
très étonnant (fr)[Classe]
A problem is an obstacle, impediment, difficulty or challenge, or any situation that invites resolution; the resolution of which is recognized as a solution or contribution toward a known purpose or goal. A problem implies a desired outcome coupled with an apparent deficiency, doubt or inconsistency that prevents the outcome from taking place.
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